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STEM VISTA MEMBER

We're seeking a person to join the Idaho Out of School Network as a STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTA member. Along with ION staff and partners like the STEM Action Center, they will identify key individuals to engage in fully utilizing TMC Labs. They will work to build partnerships with STEM-related businesses, industry partners, higher education officials, and schools to increase coordination and improve the quality of afterschool programs. This is a full time, 1 year position.

THINK MAKE CREATE SUMMER AWARD

Apply for up to $45,000 to support operations, materials and staffing for a TMC lab or TMC curriculum in your summer time programming. Current TMC lab hosts and organizations who have received TMC training are eligible. Application closes August 1st.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

Help the Idaho EcosySTEM improve training in our state. This 10 minute survey is for formal and informal educators in Idaho - that's you!

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SAVE THE DATE!!

Idaho Out-of-School Network is pleased to announce this year's Power Up Summit. This state wide professional development conference for OST is focusing on plugging in to partnerships! Join us in Fort Hall, Idaho on September 29-30, 2022.

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SUMMER OF INNOVATION AWARDS

ION is pleased to announce the Idaho Community Programs for Youth Award Round III recipients! Congratulations! Twenty out-of-school time programs will support their communities by providing a wide assortment of enrichment activities to youth 5-13 years old in Idaho this summer!

CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH

Supportive educators save students’ lives. Having just one visibly supportive educator in a school can ensure that LGBTQ students feel safe, welcomed, and encouraged to learn. Check out the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Network for lesson plans and inclusive curriculum!

ADVANCING EQUITY & INCLUSION IN HIRING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Research shows that staff is critical to afterschool program quality, and staff diversity yields important outcomes for children and youth. Youth-serving organizations must create inclusive environments for staff of all identities to thrive. Join this webinar to learn more and explore the OST Leader’s Guide to Equitable Hiring and Staff Development Practices.

July 13, 2022, 11 am (MST)

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